Samples at the shop taste better than the cake you get!
Do not buy from this shop as the sample you eat is not the same quality as the whole cake delivered to you. The 2 cakes we bought were dry on the ages and I had to cut off at least 15% of the cake volume to reach the barely stretched centre. The bottom of the ambon has no honeycomb structure, only 80% of the top does. There is obviously something wrong with their cooking temperature. if your guide claim that "they know of a place that sells fresh ambon", please do not follow them. They probably have kickbacks and just make themselves out like they are helping you. Go to Biku Ambon Ratna instead. I chanced upon the place that is not on Tripadvisor, not on websites, not on blogs and not known by the drivers. But instead I ventured in because I saw Chinese people walking out of it.
28 Aug 2018
Very dishonest owner. Told each box of Lapis was between 1kg to 1.1Kg. Went home and found out it's only 700gram. Wife overheard the lady boss asked our private driver, "How much did you tell them?" Must be his commission right?
14 Aug 2018
Our local guide ‘guided ‘ us to this bika ambon cake instead of famous Zulaekha brand that we already knew before . And I was totally dissappointed with Rika’s taste : when it was just taken from the shop, the texture was very oily and after a day the cake became very hard to eat. Tried to heat it by steam, but Rika’s bika cake was again becoming very oily. As I bought 3 box for my families , all of them were complaint about the hardness of the cake.
28 Sep 2017
Rika Bika Ambon
Jl. Sekip No. 32 C, Medan, Indonesia